Snippets: The System Garden – a glimmer of hope
A master plan for The System Garden at the University of Melbourne may give the garden a future.
Tribute to Sue Ebury        Lynne Paul
A profile of Suzanne Jean Grosvenor, Lady Ebury, Countess of Wilton (1943-2018), past patron of the AGHS.
A Tasmanian botanical bicentenary        Debbie Rudder
The botanical garden in Hobart’s Domain was established in 1818 by Lieutenant-Governor Sorell, who employed bushranger Martin Cash as overseer and convicts as labourers. Today the garden features a superb conservatory and lily pond, a significant seed bank and a unique sub-Antarctic plant house. It is a place of science and beauty, education and recreation.
A surprising connection        Jane Lennon
Corfu to the west of mainland Greece is the greenest of the Ionian islands. The garden of Cali Doxiades at Gastouri has a surprising link to Australia.
Marianne North’s Australian garden paintings, 1880-81        John Leslie Dowe
The English botanical artists Marianne North visited Australia and New Zealand in 1880-81, and completed 90 parings, mainly of the indigenous flora in habitat. Among her paintings are a number of scenes which represent historically important images of some Australian botanical gardens.
Hooker’s Australia connections        John Dwyer
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) was an outstanding British botanist and explorer. He has many links with Australia’s’ botanical history.
Finding a foothold in place: in search of Mount Ainslie        Libby Robin
Artist Julie Rickwood created a classical labyrinth on Mount Ainslie, ACT, in 2006. Twelve years later the labyrinth remains and is a source of inspiration in Julie’s work.
Denmark’s Romantic Garden Sanderumgaard        Greg Johnson
The responsibility of owning a garden for almost 200 years is both a rare gift and a great challenge. A garden originally developed with much dedication, then allowed to slumber for more than 170 years, was the daunting prospect facing Erik and Susanne Vind’s family. Fortunately, the bones of the garden of Sanderumgaard manor house, Denmark, and pictorial and descriptive records of its 1800’s heyday remained.
Horrie’s ranunculus        Cheryl Hodges
Horrie Cleaver grew a remarkable ranunculus known as ‘Horrie’s ranunculus’. A project is encouraging people to continue to grow the ranunculus.
Landscape and literature in the age of Lancelot Brown        Jennifer Evans
The references to the gardens of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) can be found in the literature of the age, including the work of Jane Austen.
Getting to know them
A clear picture of botanist Sophie Ducker (1909-2004) emerges from the three interviews for the AGHS oral history project.

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